Full text of "Grizzly"
Big decisions will hit the land of the oz.
On Nov. 2, 2004 big decisions are being made regarding every aspect of a student's life. This year the presi-
dent of the United States is chosen. Many adults are unaware or don't care about the issues involved with this
year's candidates and will give away there precious right to vote. Taking time out of already busy schedules to
educate yourself on the issues may not seem like a fun way to spend down time, but it is imperative to the fur-
ture of our country. The decisions being made on Capitol Hill will be felt all over the counrty straight to the
Flint Hills in Kansas. They will decide what school costs to you, whether or not you or your parents will
receive Social Security and even what sex you can marry. Why would anyone willingly give away the freedom
that was fought so hard for? This election is particularly crucial because we are in the middle of a lot of tur-
moil overseas, especially in Iraq. They will decide how many Americans will continue to fight overse?
how many will come home. Give yourself the knowledge to help save the planet from pollution and g
warming. The great thing about this country is that any reason you have to vote is valued. So get the 1<
edge and take the time to read the hot issues for each candidate by reading the story by Jennifer Chrap
on pages 16-19.
RES 050 GRI 2004
Butler County Community
4* campus life
8* dorm life reality vs. real life
J O- newly weds on campus
(2- how do you get your credits?
\ 4- vending machines profits
f6- voting? Get the facts first
20- jobs causing you stress
22* 411 on the livestock judging team
24* cultural diversity on campus
26* commentary from a box
28* sports, sports, sports
30" meet the new staff
/UDGE THOSE COWS. Find out who the
livestock judging team is and find out what
the members of the team have to say about
their national titles. See story by Jackie
Capps on page 22.
TAKING A BREAK. Read the story by
Jackie Capps on page 24 to learn more
about Butler's cultural diversity and
interviews with international students.
Cover by Jennifer Chrapkowski
Aerial photo by Bill Rebstock/Fulmer
Back cover photo by Andrew Dorpinghaus
The Grizzly Staff
Contact the Grizzly Staff at (316) 323-6893
Butler Community College
901 S. Haverhill Road
Building 100, Room 104
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■ • The SUTLER Grizzly STATUE has found a new home outside the 500 building. This statue was made
by a student in the welding department.
2* Six MEMBERS OF THE Cross COUNTRY TEAM show school spirit for the volleyball team at a
«5» STUDENTS walk to and from classes on campus.
4. Three members OF THE Butler Volleyball TEAM go up to make a block against an Allen County
5* Jayme File,Beloit, Sophomore, goes up to hit against two Allen County blockers.
O. FRESHMAN TANYA Hoag, ARKANSAS CITY, makes a pass in the home match against Allen County.
7 • Cristy Cochran, Wellington, Freshman, researches for a paper on a computer in the library.
0« LAURA Goins, Goddard, Freshman, takes a break from classes and homework to do laundry in
the Cummins Hall.
(. The Butler Women's Basketball team works hard at practice. You can see the ladies play in their
first game on Nov. 2 against Newman JV.
2. A Butler Student takes a break to play games on his cell phone in the East residence hall lobby.
3. SOPHOMORE /ayme File,Belojt, works out with the volleyball team in the new Champion's Training
Center located behind the 500 building.
4. Brittany Taylor, Liberal, Freshman, works hard on the bench press in the weight room with her
5. STUDENTS PLAYED INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL at the sand pit on Tuesdays and Thursdays for four
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6. Britni Kuenstler attempts a sidekick in the game against Dodge City.
7 • MEMBERS OF THE BUTLER SOCCER TEAM make an attempt to score in a home game against Dodge City.
8. Amanda ARMSTRONG receives a pass from a Butler teammate in the game against Dodge City.
9. The BUTtER FOOTBALL TEAM played Independence in the homecoming game. Butler won 65-2. Photo
by Jason Unruh.
JO. STUDENTS PLATED POKER in the tournament that was part of the activities during homecoming week.
Photo by Jason Unruh.
\\ • A BUTLER STUDENT relaxes on a couch to watch TV in the lobby of the East residence hall.
EN/OYING SOME HOMEMADE FIXINGS. Brad
freshman, and Ben Gugler, Salina
freshman, take a break and enjoy a homemade PB&J
SPARE TIME NAPPING. Kendrick Harpe
Hartwell, Ga. freshman, finds himself taking a nap
between c in the empty hum
quieter alternative to taking ;i nap in the same room
Story and layout by Rachelle Poirier
Finally, high school is over.
Now, you are preparing yourself to step into the
next milestone of your life, the "College Scene."
Besides the obvious changes you will encounter
while entering college, such as studying subjects of
your choice that you can actually see yourself using
in your future profession, the biggest change for
many freshmen will be moving out and living on
According to the website "Dorms: The True
Hollywood Story" (www.collegeboard.com), dorms
are recommended for college freshmen.
"They can help jump start your social life, ease
the transition to life on your own and introduce you
to a diverse group of people."
But is it what incoming freshmen expected?
Some students are disappointed when they first enter
a residence hall room for the first time, because it
doesn't even come close to meeting their expecta-
Cynthia Ignowski, Wichita freshman, pictures the
residence halls to be small, plain and unfurnished
after having seen a glance at her older sister Rebecca
Ignowski 's room at Benedictine College in Atchison.
Actually, the Butler Community College dorms
larger than most community colleges and are
completely furnished according to Janece English,
Director of Residence Life.
With each touch of decorations from each stu-
dent, the rooms reflect their own personality. This
makes each room unique and fun.
The Cummins residence hall rooms are a lot
smaller than the room Rory Gilmore moved into at
Yale l University on the WB's "Gilmore Girls." The
looms were full-size two bedroom apartments.
When his parents moved to Missouri, Zach Light,
I I I )oi ado freshman, had no choice but to move in to
the dorms. After previously seeing the KU and K-
State dorms, Light decided to reside in the East resi-
"I wonder if prison could be worse," Light says.
He is not a big fan of the loud music playing until
2:30 a.m., resulting in his lack of sleep. The only
other difference from living at home for Light is
walking to the Student Union to eat.
"Other than that, I still visit my parents when
they come home so I can do my laundry and ask for
money," he says.
TV has risen students' expectations of what col-
lege life is, compared to what it is in reality. For
example, a student may be disappointed when he or
she comes to see the residence hall rooms for the first
time and they see that they will be living in a space
the size of a walk-in closet.
Some students may be looking forward to the
independent lifestyle, while others may just be look-
ing forward to the popular dorm parties. After all,
that's all college students do, have huge, outrageous
parties in their dorms covering the entire hallway, as
depicted in a Dell commercial, right? English says no
"there aren't many parties here in the Butler dorms,
and if there are, they are kept very quiet."
If there was a party held in any residence hall,
the loud noise would probably lead security to the
location, who would then break the party up. Security
would take names of the residents, and non-residents
are asked to leave. If there is alcohol present, the
owner of the drinks is forced to assist security in dis-
posing of all the contents.
"This lets students see their money going down
the drain, literally," says English.
Along with the punishment, those who are host-
ing the party will have an alcohol violation on their
record and depending on which offense it is, they will
be responsible for the fines and sanctions according
to Butler's alcohol policy. The first offense is fined
$50, with possible counseling and referral to
Drug/Alcohol class.The second offense comes with a
$100 fine along with counseling sessions and manda-
tory Drug/ Alcohol class. The third offense is your
final, resulting in removal from the residence hall
and/or expulsion from college. No alcohol is permit-
ted anywhere on campus. Along with that, they are in
disturbance of quiet hours, which begin at 10:30 p.m.,
or the 24-hour courtesy rule.
Even though the Butler residence hall rooms
aren't as they are portrayed on TV shows and com-
mercials, it is still part of the college lifestyle and an
important part in your stepping stone through a new
milestone, and for most, a fresh journey through the
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QUIET HOMEWORK SPACE, I oi Megan
Clements, Logan freshman, her residence hall room is
a reliable place to get her assignments completed.
Everyone has some idea of how a resi-
dence ROOM LOOKS. The Cummins residence
hall room, housing three, may be closer to the ideal
portrait most have in their minds.
Photo by Christina Crow
Still relying on parents for clean
CLOTHES. For the others, like Laura ( roins, < roddard
freshman, doing laundry is among one of the respon-
sibilities students encounter while living on then
Story and layout by Rachelle Poirier
Marriage is the ultimate commitment.
The age at which one is ready for this step varies
from person to person.
According to "Students Who Marry"
(www.andybox.com), 90 percent of all Americans
will marry sometime in their lifetime. So why not get
it over with now?
If you have a loved one by your side and
absolutely know you are going to spend the rest of
your lives together, as do many college students, why
does everyone prefer to wait until they have graduat-
Not everyone desires to wait. In fact, many stu-
dents are choosing to get married while still pursuing
their educations and others decide to take a break
from school and come back later in their adulthood to
earn a degree.
There are many reasons why a student could
choose to get married.
"Students Who Marry" says, "some marry
because they are financially able to support each
other, unplanned pregnancy or religious convictions."
Whatever the supporting reasons, one thing must be
for sure, they are in love.
Married July 24, 2004, newlywed Kimberly
Lowmiller, Wichita sophomore, at 20 years old, is
experiencing the fresh development of their married
"There's never a right time to get married, we
both just knew we were ready," says Lowmiller.
Kimberly and Kris were financially ready for the
marriage. Kris is currently working while Kimberly is
keeping busy with 15 credit hours, being the station
manager for KBTL (88.1 the Butler radio station) and
testing her physical abilities with rock climbing. The
couple met in the radio program here at Butler.
We all know that many times every little girl
dreams of rinding their own Prince Charming, and
when they do they hang on to him. The girl will often
start dropping hints that she's ready for marriage and
finds herself waiting for the man to pop the question.
While marriage is a large step in anyone's life,
some find it very hard to commit to take the final step
which will tie him or her down for the rest of life.
Others look forward to spending the rest of their life
with the one they love.
Jim, Wichita freshman, 30 years old, and Joy
La Vine, Tahlequah, Okla. freshman, 26, have been
married for ten years. Their lives seem hectic from an
outsider's point of view, but to them it's all part of
the married life.
Parents of two boys, 7 and 10 years, they both
manage to hold down jobs and enroll in 15 credit
hours each. In their spare time, the two biology
majors participate in the school's Save the Rain
Most students are still looking for the one. Some
are holding on to their mate until the time is right for
them to tie the knot.
Mike Bradley, Haysville freshman, has been dat-
ing Shannan Herzet, Potwin sophomore, for one year
and two months. Bradley doesn't have a hard time
picturing himself being a married student.
"We love each other and being married wouldn't
make things any different from the way things are
now," says Bradley.
The thought of having children while still attend-
Butler students vs omen
"I would get married because of..."
Based on a poll of 100 students
My commitment to The One 44%
Don't want to be lonely 12%
Marriage? Not my thing 14%
Don't want to be lonely
Marriage? Not my thing
ing school is out of the question for Bradley. Their
busy lives wouldn't leave much time for the child.
Herzet runs cross-country and track while Bradley
works full time.
"I think students who are married, have kids and
go to school full time are really talented and
focused," says Bradley. "I know I wouldn't be able
to do it."
College students have enough on their schedules
as it is. Both men and women have their own views
on student marriage, but if they're in love and able to
support each other, then many will go ahead and start
living and enjoying their newlywed life.
MARRIED THREE MONTHS. They are true new-
lyweds. Kimberly and Chris Lowmiller are enjoying
their new lives together, as one.
Walking down the aisle, one of
the most expensive items in a wedding is a bride's
gown. The perfect gown guarantees all eyes on you.
IHE HONEYMOON* Hawaii is a popular spot for a
couple's first vacation as husband and wife.
Ways to Get your
Art and P.E. Credit
Story, layout, and photos
by Christina Crow
Ever wonder about some of the unusual courses
listed in the Butler catalog every year? You may be a
little curious when you come across a class like jew-
elry making, stained glass design, karate, bowling
and archery. There are many classes, unusual or not,
that you can take here at Butler to get your art and
P.E. credit. Butler offers just about anything for your
interest and needs.
Roger Mathews, art instructor and jewelry making
and stained glass teacher, has been here for 26 years
and taught these two classes for just as long.
Mathews is a glass artist who has retail shows in
Wichita every week. Mathews says, "It's just what I
do, making jewelry," when asked why he chose to
teach these classes.
Some of the things you can find the students
learning about are the techniques behind manipulat-
ing metal, setting stones for your jewelry and making
different sculptures out of metal you can wear.
Erin Carson, Wichita freshman, chose to be in the
jewlery making class because she was interested in
the craft behind making the jewelry.
Shari Neidhardt, Potwin sophomore, took this
class because she thought it would be interesting.
Neidhardt is taking both stained glass and jewelry
making and says, "The classes teach you to be
patient; you don't want to rush anything when doing a
project." Neidhardt also highly recommends either of
Going just a couple buildings down, to the 500
building, you can find Fred Torneden teaching his
physical education classes.
Lifetime fitness is the most popular P.E. course at
Butler. It covers topics such as general nutrition,
weight management, wellness and coping with stress.
Students participate in cardio activites at their own
pace and ability regardless of age or talent level.
Torneden says that this semester they just added rock
climbing as a course and plan to add soccer and
pilates to the program soon. The one credit hour P.E.
classes involve many different activities, and they are
all available to you.
Heat wave hits the art department.
Erin Carson, Wichita freshman, heats up a bracelet to be able to manipulate
the piece in her jewelry design class.
Putting the Pieces Together. Kirston Holland,
Herrington sophomore, starts cutting out and putting
the pieces together on her stained glass project.
/l/ST STICK TO IT. Jenny Beck, El Dorado
sophomore, carefully glues her stained glass
FLYING HIGH. Peggy Brant, Wichita sophomore, works on putting and gluing the pieces together for
her angel stained glass project.
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to the beginning stu-
Stained Glass Design
Introduction to the phi-
losophy of design,
design execution and
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historical and contem-
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So we have all wondered at one
point or another, 'Where does the
money I put in the pop and candy
machines actually go?' Well, in a
poll taken by 1 00 students who are
currently attending Butler
Community College, 32 percent
believe the profits from the vend-
ing machines are for sports equip-
ment and uniforms; 28 percent of
students think the money may be
geared toward helping pay for
scholarships; 21 percent believe it
is for other college funds; and 19
percent of students think the profits
are used for campus landscaping.
To find out exactly where the
profits from vending machines go,
the Finance Executive for Butler
Community College, Edith Waugh,
"We get commission from the
profits raised to help pay for
general operating funds for the
college, such as lab materials. It
also helps pay employee salaries
and goes toward student scholar-
ships, but in an indirect way," says
The profits go toward scholar-
ships by providing the needed
materials for science classes; they
also help to purchase computers
and other equipment needed to help
students with their education.
Although machines are scattered
all over the campus, they are filled
and checked by employees working
for the Vending Service Inc.
"We don't have anything to do
with the actual machines and
dealing with the money; the only
thing we do is just allow them to be
here," says Waugh.
Who decides where the actual
percentage of Butler's share of the
profits goes is strictly the decision
of the Executive Administration
Committee; they can change where
the money goes at any given time.
"I would say the machines are
filled and the profits are collected
from the vending company no more
than two times a week," says Bill
Rinkenbaugh, Vice President of
Student Services at Butler.
He takes care of finances for
many different things on campus;
just a few of them include admis-
sions, food services and athletics.
"Overall, at Butler (in El
Dorado) there are approximately
22 vending machines on campus
(including residence halls), with at
least two to three in each build-
ing," comments Rinkenbaugh.
If Andover is included, they
have about 10 vending machines
on the campus. According to
Rinkenbaugh, McConnell does not
have any because the campus isn't
big enough to have any machines.
So, for all of you who have ever
wondered 'Where does my money
go that I put in the candy and pop
machines?', now you know, and it
is just one more fun fact that can be
added to your knowledge.
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George W. Bush is the 43rd President of the
lUnited States. He was sworn into office Jan. 20,
2001, after a campaign in which he outlined sweep-
ing proposals to reform America's public schools,
transform our national defense, provide tax relief,
modernize Social Security and Medicare and encour-
age faith-based and community organizations to work
|with government to help Americans in need.
President Bush served for six years as the 46th
iGovernor of the State of Texas, where he earned a
reputation as a compassionate conservative who
shaped public policy based on the principles of limit-
ed government, personal responsibility, strong fami-
llies and local control.
President Bush was born on July 6, 1 946, in New
I Haven, Conn, and he grew up in Midland and
I Houston, Texas.
He received a bachelor's degree from Yale
lUniversity in 1968, then served as an F-102 fighter
pilot in the Texas Air National Guard. President Bush
received a Master of Business Administration from
Harvard Business School in 1975. After graduating,
^he moved back to Midland and began a career in the
After working on his father's successful 1988
presidential campaign, he assembled the group of
partners that purchased the Texas Rangers baseball
franchise in 1989.
He served as managing general partner of the
I Texas Rangers until he was elected Governor on Nov.
]8, 1994, with 53.5 percent of the vote.
He became the first governor in Texas history to
Ibe elected to consecutive four-year terms when he
was re-elected on Nov. 3, 1998, with 68.6 percent of
I the vote.
President Bush is married to Laura Welch Bush, a
I former teacher and librarian, and they have twin
|daughters, Barbara and Jenna.
The Bush family also includes their dog, Barney,
land a cat, India.
Biography taken from www.georgebush.com
John Kerry is running for president to make
America stronger at home and more respected in the
world. He has a plan to create good-paying jobs at
home - jobs that let American families get ahead in
an America where the middle class is growing, not
being squeezed. He has a plan to make health care a
right for all Americans. He has a plan to make this
nation independent from Middle East oil. And he has
a plan to modernize and strengthen America's military
and lead a new era of alliances - so young Americans
are never put in harm's way because we insisted on
going it alone.
John Kerry is running for president to answer the
call to service - just as he has answered that call all
his life. He was born on Dec. 11, 1943 at Fitzsimons
Army Hospital in Colorado. His father, Richard, vol-
unteered in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
His mother, Rosemary, was a lifelong community
As he was about to graduate from Yale, John
Kerry volunteered to serve in Vietnam. His leader-
ship, courage and sacrifice earned him a Silver Star,
a Bronze Star with Combat V, and three Purple
Hearts. In Vietnam, John Kerry saw the lives of his
fellow soldiers put at risk because some leaders in
Washington were making bad decisions.
John Kerry was elected Lieutenant Governor in
1982. Two years later, he was elected to the United
States Senate and has won re-election three times
since. In the Senate, John Kerry fought to strengthen
our economy, improve public education, make health
care more affordable and protect our environment.
And during his 19 years on the Senate Foreign
"Relations Committee, he has distinguished himself as
^one of our nation's most respected voices on national
security and international affairs.
John Kerry sees America as a country of the
future, a country of optimists. As he says, "We just
need to believe in ourselves. Let America be America
Biography was taken from www.johnkerry.com
Bush's future plans
Reforming America's high schools-
To provide $250 million annually to extend state
assessments of students' reading and math skills.
Will provide $500 million for jobs for the 21st
Century. These will educate and train high-skilled
American workers in schools and community col-
lb restructure American forces overseas, to use exist-
ing forces more effectivly and to support servicemen,
servicewomen and their families better.
To strengthen and enhance, guaranteeing no changes
in benefits for current retirees and near retirees, while
giving young workers opportunity to use their Social
Security to build a nest egg for retirement to be
passed on to the families.
Drug problems in school-
increase funding for school drug testing, to help stu-
dents resist peer pressure and help parents intervene
with students in need.
will work to make tax codes simpler for taxpayers
and encourage investment saving and improve the
economy's ability to create jobs and raise wages.
Fight the war on offense-
To continue to fight abroad to keep terrorists from
our homes so we don't have to face them here.
To develop a community health center in every poor
county in America.
Q: Why hasn't the president fully funded his emer-
gency plan for AIDS relief?
A: The President's Plan increases spending each year,
over five years. The Bush administration is moving
money quickly to reach those in need.
-His is investing more resources in America's
students than any time in history.
-No Child Left Behind Act provides options for
children who attend low-performing school to
choose another public school or to take advan-
tage of tutoring.
-He has raised the maximum Pell Grant from
$3,750 to $4,050.
Information gathered from www.Georgebush.com
Layout by Jennifer. Chrapkowski
To improve national security he wants to win the
global war against terror; second, to stop the spread
of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons; third, to
promote democracy, freedom and opportunity, start-
ing by winning peace in Iraq. Four steps will be taken
1 . Launch and lead a new era of alliances
2. Modernize the world's most powerful military to
meet new threats
3. Deploy all that is in America's arsenal
4. Free America from its dangerous dependence on
Health care is going to be affordable, high-quality
and will keep families healthy, making it a right not a
privilege. The steps being taken are:
1 . Cut premiums
2. Cover all Americans with quality care
3. Cut cost of prescription drugs
4. Cut waste and inefficiency
Five challenges in improving homeland security are:
1. Track and stop terrorists
2. Protect our borders and shores
3. Harden vulnerable targets
4. Improve domestic readiness
5. Guard liberty
Economy is the measure of a strong middle class
where every person has a chance to work and
ability to succeed. Steps to meet this plan are:
1. Create good-paying jobs
2. Cut middle-class taxes to raise middle-class
3. Make Washington live within a budget
4. Invest in jobs of tomorrow
To create an energy independent county Kerry will:
1 . Explore and develop new energy sources
2. Develop tomorrow technology
3. Make America energy independent of Middle East
All Americans should be able to make the most of
their potential and education is at the core. Kerry
1 . Make our responsibilities our schools
2. Continue reform and put a great teacher in every
3. Offer 3.5 million after-school opportunities
4. Make college affordable
Americans have the right to breathe unpolluted air,
drink safe water and live a clean life. He plans to
improve the environment by:
1 . Creating cleaner and greener communities
2. Enacting a conservation with America
3. Protecting our health by reducing dangerous air
4. Restoring America's water
Information gathered from www.Johnkerry.com
Campus Jobs Create Less Stress for
Story and Design by Nicole Norris
So the new school year begins.
Along with it comes the anxious-
ness, pressure and stress.
Especially for those trying to find
a medium between school, work
and other activities. In the society
we live in today it is a major pres-
sure to make enough money to do
and buy all the things we desire
and get a good education at the
same time. This is where on cam-
pus jobs come in very handy.
"Everything is close together
and we know that the student
comes first, not the job," says
Susan Howell, Student Career and
Employment Services Director at
the El Dorado campus. If you are
interested in an on campus job or
any kind of internship pertaining
to your major, Howell is the
woman to talk to.
"My job is to help students
find the type of job they are inter-
ested in; whether it be on campus,
off campus or an internship," com-
ments Howell. From the Hubbard
Center to the library and the book-
store to the EduCare Center, there
are so many on campus jobs it
seems there is a little something
Jennie Nold, freshman from
Augusta, found that having a job
on a college campus is very fun.
She started working in the
Hubbard Center when fall classes
"I just pretty much answer the
phone, take student IDs and work
the front desk," explains Nold. She
is currently taking 17 credit hours at Butler and works 15 to 20 hours a
week. That sounds like a lot but somehow she manages to not get too
While giggling, Nold says, "Whenever I have a break between class-
es I come to get a few hours of work in; then it is back to class. It
sounds a little crazy, but that is the way it has to be."
It may sound overwhelming, but it keeps her busy enough so she
doesn't get too bored.
On the opposite side of campus, Patrick Fahrenbruch, sophomore
from Coldwater, really enjoys his job in the EduCare Center. He must
like it because this is his second year working there. He is an assistant
COMING TO THE END of her day in the Hubbard
Center, Jenni Nold does some last minute organizing before she heads
off to her next class. Keeping everything neat helps by moving the day
along more quickly.
f "Everything is close together ^
and we know that the student
comes first, not the job."
-Susan Howell, Student Career and Employment
i Services Director,
teacher dealing with kids seven to 12 years old.
Fahrenbruch mentions that the kids basically hang out with each
other and have play time. He makes sure they get snacks and helps them
with their homework. Fahrenbruch is also currently taking 16 credit
hours at Butler and working 25 hours a week at the EduCare Center. He
is also a yell leader for Butler Spirit Squad and they practice at least
three nights a week. He is constantly busy
"I can't get stressed out I don't even have time to think about being
stressed," comments Fahrenbruch.
After a long day of classes, going to work at the EduCare Center can
be relaxing and it is a fun work environment.
"So, if you like dealing with kids, the EduCare Center is a very cool
place to work," says Fahrenbruch.
Your school, work and friends can be all in the same area and that
can be a good thing. If you are interested in applying for a campus job,
either contact Susan Howell or simply log on to your computer and go
to Ecampusrecruit.com. Starting pay on campus is $6 an hour. This is
over minimum wage and everyone is very flexible with schedules. The
website is packed with information on any and every kind of job you
could think of. It is very helpful and it will guide you along and assist
you in discovering what it is you would like to do.
CHANGING THE BULB is just one of the many duties
Aaron Boddy, freshman from Wichita, has to take care of daily for his
job. Not only does photography require a lot of work, but cleaning up.
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"It's just like
one big family;
we're like brothers and
Brett Crow, member of Livestock
Story by Jackie Capps
For members of the livestock judging team,
animals are more than just something they look at in
the zoo. In fact, they spend around 40 hours a week
with livestock as members of this championship-win-
The 25 students involved, which have come to
Butler from 14 different states and Canada, are all
here to compete against other schools located
everywhere from Kentucky to San Francisco. They
compete in around 1 5 regional and national
contests, as well as gain experience in this field by
traveling and practicing their skill. A typical
contest consists of the students evaluating three
different species of livestock, based on requirements
such as muscle and fat content, and then ranking the
various animals based on these requirements. They
then must defend their ranking to a judge, which is
referred to as oral reasons.
While many of the students involved
come from an agricultrual background or
have a strong interest in the field, Livestock
Director Chris Mullinix feels that this is not
as important as the skills these
students obtain from being involved with
"It doesn't matter what career they end
up in; the skills they learn are life-long,"
says Mullinix, who feels that students walk
away from the program with better person-
al, communication and time management
skills and decision making abilities. He adds
that in order to be successful, students must
learn to be articulate and to be convincing
to the judge by using logic and defending
decisions made regarding their choices in
And successful they are. In fact, last year
the team finished its most successful cam-
THE MAN BEHIND THE SCENES, cms
Mullinix teaches the required courses for his students to be success-
ful in agriculture and judging livestock. "In order to be successful,
students must learn to be articulate and to be convincing to the judge
by using logic and defending decisions made regarding their choices
in the livestock," says Mullinix.
paign in history. Out of 14 regional and
national events, the team posted nine cham-
pionship and seven reserve championship
"There's no other program in the country
that can match how ours has done these past
ferw years," says Brett Crow, Danville
sophomore. For him, while the experience
and contacts he makes with people in the
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industry is rewarding, he also
enjoys the friendships he has made
with other members on the team.
"It's just like one big family;
we're like brothers and sisters,"
For many of the students, all
their hard work in the program
pays off, as most students receive
numerous scholarship opportuni-
ties at four-year universities across
the country after their time at
Butler. And even with all the time
spent working with the livestock
team, the students involved
manage to keep their grades up;
last year, the overall GPA of the
team members was a 3.6.
Mullinix, who also teaches
agricultural courses in addition to
leading the livestock judging team,
is quick tonraise his students for
their hard work and well-
"The important part to me is
what we produce; industry lead-
ers," says Mullinix.
whole livestock judging
team (from 2003-2004)
gathers around their awards
for a group picture. They
are nationally known for
their experience and huge
success in judging livestock.
Photo from Butler Website
is located a half mile off the main cam-
THE BUTLER HERO
pus just behind the agriculture teaching facility. Making sure the herd is healthy
is a key factor for the students in the agricultural department. By keeping
records of the herd production, the students have quick access to individual
weight gain and feed efficiency data for all the animals. Judging their own live-
stock is good practice for when competition dates come around.
Story by Jackie Capps
Layout by Rachelle Poirier
Photos by Andrew Dorpinghaus
dents may seem very high, it has actually decreased in recent
years. Randy Bush, International Student Advisor, thinks that
higher restrictions and difficulty getting a student visa may
have contributed to this decline.
"The number of students has declined from previous
semesters due to difficulties obtaining student visas," says
Bush. "Overall, we have fewer new arrivals from overseas but
most new students come to Butler by transferring from another
Although there are students here from Nepal, Kenya,
Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Taiwan, Japan, India, Mexico
and so on, the largest percentages of these students attend
classes at the Andover site. Bush attributes this to more stu-
dents wanting to live in Wichita and commute, as most are
used to the big city life in their home countries.
For many international students, a chance to experience the
American culture, learn the language and gain a new perspec-
tive ranks high on their list of priorities as to why they are
here. For Melissa Khoo, freshman from Hong Kong, she has
enjoyed our food, culture and music (she names hip hop as one
of her personal favorites), as well as the accessibility of driv-
"We have good public transportation (in Hong Kong); the
driving test is really hard to pass there because the examiner
does not want you to pass, especially if you are younger," says
Khoo. She does, however, miss the night life of Hong Kong
and has trouble adjusting to driving on the right side of the
road. "There are already too many cars there, but only the rich
The International Student Association is an organization at
Butler designed for any students interested in learning about
different cultures through various events that are planned. This
organization is not limited to international students; any and all
students are invited to join. For more information, students are
asked to contact the international office at 733-3230.
"We encourage the students and staff at Butler to welcome
the international students on our campus and get to know them,
because they bring important cultural diversity to Butler," says
UNIVERSAL PEACE SIGN. Melissa Khoo, from Hong Kong, shines her bright smile at the international pic-
nic held at a park in Andover on Sept. 16.
Where are you from? Maybe you are a
commuter from an outside city. Or maybe
you moved here from a different state or
school. Maybe you live in El Dorado,
Andover or in Rose Hill. However, there are
260 international students attending Butler
that are not.
Believe it or not, there are actually 82
countries represented among the internation-
al student population here at Butler.
For Sharon Muchina, sophomore from
Kenya, the opportunity to live abroad and
experience a new lifestyle intrigued her. She
transferred to Butler after attending the
University of Alabama for a year, where her
aunt teaches. She chose Bulter so she could
be close to her brother, who is also a Butler
"It was a chance to experience a new
culture, so I grabbed the opportunity right
away," says Muchina.
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opinion by Steve Barnack
As I paced my feet left to right continuously, I
could not bare to look at the scoreboard which read
29-25 in favor of Coffeyville with four minutes and
13 seconds remaining in the game. After Butler was
up 25-0 with 13 minutes and 40 seconds remaining in
the third quarter, everything seemed to be going my
way. Butler was winning by a large margin and mak-
ing the Red Ravens look like a Pee- Wee football
team, but then something happened.
The game turned to the opposite direction. Butler
went from a high profile NFL team like the Kansas
City Chiefs, but with a much better defense, to what
Coffeyville looked like in the first half which was
Coffeyville finally scored their first touchdown of
the night within a couple of minutes and this led to
World War III without guns. The Red Ravens seemed
to do whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted.
The Red Ravens were led by quarterback Michael
Machen, who led the troops down the field four
straight times to overcome what seemed to be an
insurmountable 25-0 deficit to lead 29-25 late in the
Each time the Red Ravens scored, guns and can-
nons were going off into the air through the PA sys-
tem and at one point I seemed to believe I was in the
Battle for the Alamo.
This battle, however, was for the Jayhawk
For the Grizzlies, no one looked better than Zac
Taylor, Norman, Okla. sophomore, who passed for
362 yards and three touchdowns. Taylor also ran for a
1 6-yard first down which led to the dramatic finish.
After a defensive pass interference call on
Coffeyville in the end-zone, the penalty gave the
Grizzlies an automatic first down at the two-yard line.
Ryan Torain, Shawnee freshman, on the next play ran
right up the middle of the line for a touchdown to put
the Grizzlies back on top 31-29 with 46 seconds
When Butler scored, my heart beat faster than I
ever thought possible.
I turned to my partner on the right and we slapped
each other's hands as if we were on the field scoring
That's when I realized I loved being part of the
sportscasting crew here at Butler. In my tenure here
at Butler, we are 1 7-0 overall with one national title
victory over Dixie State, 14-10, in the Dixie Rotary
Bowl in Utah last year.
Finally, our view from the five-level pressbox was
unforgettable. You could see 100 miles of Kansas
land during the day. At night you only saw the lights
of the Coffeyville power-plant.
The power-plant seemed to remind me of home in
Chicago when you fly over at night and see the sky-
line all lit up in yellow for miles and miles. To some
extent who knows what this game will store for both
teams in the future. There are plenty of questions that
still need to be answered after this battle.
Will Butler go undefeated the rest of the season,
including playoffs, and play in the National
Championship game like last year?
Will Coffeyville come to El Dorado in November
to face off in another conference championship duel?
Finally, can Coffeyville end their ten game losing
streak to the Grizzlies? Nah! Not while I'm the voice
of Grizzly radio and can be heard on 88.1 FM every
Saturday starting at 6:45 p.m., Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
for the playoffs.
(Editor's note: Steve Barnack, Shawn Werle,
Jeremy Costello and Matt Anderson are Sports Media
scholarship students this semester. They broadcast
all Butler football and basketball games on KBTL.)
TlME OUT/ Steve Barnack and Shawn Werle broad-
cast the Coffeyville vs. Butler game at Coffeyville
earlier this year. (Staff photo.)
MAKING THE CUT
Story by Matt Anderson
Being on a National Championship football team
isn't a walk around the block. It takes time, hard work
and dedication to school and football. Players have to
make decisions that sometimes can be the hardest
decisions they will make. Coaches also have to make
these decisions as well. It can be some of the hardest
times playing for and coaching a National
Head Coach Troy Morrell makes it clear that it
takes more than going out on the field and playing
"Our players have to get it 100 percent in the class-
room and on the field every day if they want to play,"
says Morrell. "Every day our players go to the class-
room and get their work done and then come out to
the field for a hard day's practice."
On the field, the players show the coaches, fans
and media what they have already proven in practice.
The players also have to stay focused. Fans and
media can be a sidetrack to a player.
This year's team has a star quarterback and three
star running backs. Zac Taylor, sophomore from
Norman, Okla., transferred from
Wake Forest to come play for Butler. Taylor has made
a huge step up in the quarterback position.
Sometimes Taylor doesn't even play a whole game
but still throws for at least 150 yards a contest.
"Zac is a great person and a great player," says
Morrell. "Zac helps our team with his leadership and
his confidence on and off the field."
With the three freshmen tailbacks this year, Butler
has no problem running the ball. Ryan Torain,
Shawnee, Daniel Anderson, Manhattan and Kenny
Wilson, Liberal, are three all-star backs that each
have a different style of running. But they still make
big plays when the team needs them to.
"We are pretty young this year, but I have no
doubt we can win it this year," says Morrell. "We
have the talent, we just need to go out there and do
what we do in practice and stay focused."
So far, the Grizzlies are ranked number one and
undefeated. They have a chance to win the National
Championship again this year. They are young, but
they have a lot of talent. So don't underestimate this
Grizzly football team.
Assistant head coach Steve Braet
(right) encouraged his troops
big game at Coffeyvile, won
Photos by Broo
to ' d L
PURE EXCITEMENT.' The Grizzlies (left) are in a jubi-
lant mood after edging Coffeyville on the road, 31-29.
Layout by /ennifer Chrapkowski
Action on the s
Story by Steve Barnack
The players aren't the only ones that have to focus when it comes to gameday. The athletic train-
ers are busy preparing for what will be a hectic night once kickoff begins at Galen Blackmore Stadium
in El Dorado.
Before we talk about what happens once the game starts, let's go to Monday where it all starts.
Monday through Friday, trainers are split into groups which they follow during practice to keep an
eye out for injuries or signs of fatigue.
Some of the duties that a trainer does during practice are filling up water bottles, wrapping players
ankles up with tape and assisting the head trainer with any injuries that occur during the day.
Generally the trainers show up around noon, after they're done eating. After practice is over, the
staff puts up the supplies and closes the doors for the night.
"Usually I went home around six or seven, but that depends if there are soccer or volleyball games
during the week," says Dustin SanRomani, Kingman sophomore.
This schedule is the same until Friday. Friday is the day where some of the trainers are sent out to
local high schools to assist other high school football teams. They tape ankles, fill water bottles and
help players with their injuries.
"This was one of the experiences I enjoyed doing. Helping other high schools out on top of taking
care of assignments at Butler was like community service," says SanRomani.
On Saturday, the staff meets in the cafeteria around 1 p.m. for a pre-game meal. After the meal, a
couple of the trainers take equipment over to the stadium to organize and be ready for when the play-
ers show up around 3 p.m.
Some of the items taken are tables, chairs, water bottles and medicines.
Half of the staff gets assigned to the offense while the other half is assigned to the defense. After
the assignments are given, the staff heads over to the stadium around 5 p.m.
When it's all said and done, the trainers pack up their supplies and head home for the night.
Taping ankles might sound boring to the average individual, but there are many perks to being an
For instance, you get to travel to other parts of the country, Utah, Las Vegas, New York and Florida.
If you aren't a traveler then you might like the sound of receiving a full scholarship.
The scholarship includes books and |~~ ~~ j TALKING IT OFF.
Freshman Annalea Epp,
Oxford, assists many
tuition. If you're interested in the scholar-
ship, then contact Head Athletic Trainer
Morgan Sommers for any questions or con-
Sommers attended Butler as a student
and he graduated from Wichita State back
in 1995. In 1996, Sommers was an assistant
to Todd Carter, who is now the Athletic
Director of Butler. Sommers left next year
and went to Fort Hays State to be an assis-
tant trainer to the program. The last five
years he was the Head Athletic Trainer at
Cowley County Community College before
coming back to Butler.
So next time you're at the game, don't
catch all of the football action on the field
because there is plenty of intense action on
players during practice.
The price of
Matt Mosier, kicker, freshman, Kansas City
Photo by Jason Unruh
1. Helmet- $150-200
2. Face mask- $29.95
3. Decal (generic)- $10
4. Shoulder pads- $100
5. Jersey (generic)- $25
6. Pants (generic)- $30-40
7. Leg pads- sets $20-30
8. Socks (dozen)- $50
9. Shoes/cleats- $80
Prices are an average cost of generic equipment
Opinion by /eremv Costello
In case you haven't noticed, the Grizzly football
team is good. They are the defending national champs
and are in prime position to win two in a row.
How do they do it every year and with new play-
Whatever they do, take in to consideration that
they don't have a whole lot of money to do so. I
know a lot people think that the school favors foot-
ball and that the football program gets the big dollars,
but there are many things people don't know about it.
The athletic department has a ton of expenses that
have to fit the budget. And since the players don't
have to pay for anything, the school has to pick up
the bill for everything.
The football program has a lot of different items
for which they have to account in their budget.
The helmets alone cost quite a bundle because you
have to pay for the face mask, chin strap, mouth
guards, logo and of course the helmet itself.
According to Todd Carter, Butler's athletic director,
the helmets are sent to a company named Riddell,
located in Chicago, to have everything put together.
Helmets can cost anywherefrom $150-$200. Let's not
forget that there are over 50 players on the team. The
chinstraps, face masks, logos and detailing at Riddell
Jerseys, knee, elbow and shoulder pads, pants and
shoes make up the bulk of the rest of the bill for the
The only good thing about the amount of equip-
ment needed for the team is that the football program
does not have to buy everything new again every
year. The helmets would take up a huge portion of the
budget every year, but the team can re-use the
helmets for a few years. The same thing is true for
some of different parts of the uniform as well.
The other major cost comes into play on the road
The athletic department has to pay for food and
any other accommodations the team may need during
the road games.
According to Carter, the football team had a budg-
et of approximately $90,000 for this season. With the
amount of players for whom the athletic department
has to provide, it is a wonder how they stay under
Meet the 2004 •
Name: Jennifer Chrapkowski
Why Butler?: I received a journalism scholarship.
Favorite color: Green
Favorite music: Everything
Favorite movie: "Ace Ventura- Pet Detective"
My Future plans: To pursue a career in print media after
Name: Nicole Norris
Position: Design Editor
Why Butler?: It's cheaper and I received a scholarship.
Favorite color: Pink
Favorite music: Country
Favorite movie: "Armageddon" and "Fight Club"
My Future plans: Either to major in mass communica-
tions or psychology and go to Kansas State University.
2005 (jnzzly stair
Name: Cliristina Crow
Position: Photo Editor
Why Butler?: It's close to home and I love the atmos-
phere on campus. I also received a scholarship.
Favorite music: Country
Favorite movie: "Top Gun"
My Future plans: After here I am going to attend the
University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond to attain a
bachelor's degree in photography.
Position .'Design Editor
Why Butler?: Cheaper alternative in getting my general
credits out of the way.
Favorite color: Krd
Favorite music: Country
Favorite movie: "Miracle" and "Top Gun"
My Future plans: To go Wichita State University to
major in Graphic Design.
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